Poland’s Overseas Ministry stated Monday that it strongly condemns racist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic concepts, however insisted that a big weekend march by nationalists in Warsaw was largely an expression of patriotic values.
The ministry stated that the march Saturday on the Independence Day vacation was “a terrific celebration of Poles, differing of their views, however united across the widespread values of freedom and loyalty to an unbiased homeland.”
The occasion was organized by teams that hint their roots to radical nationalist pre-World Conflict II anti-Semitic teams. Some 60,000 individuals took half, together with households with youngsters and older individuals. However there have been additionally younger males carrying banners with messages together with “White Europe of brotherly nations.”
Some carried the Celtic Cross, a white supremacist image.
Israeli Overseas Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon referred to as the occasion “a harmful march of utmost and racist parts.”
“We hope that Polish authorities will act towards the organizers,” Nahshon stated in a press release to The Related Press. “Historical past teaches us that expressions of racist hate have to be handled swiftly and decisively.”
The Polish Overseas Ministry stated it was not justifiable to outline the march based mostly on some “incidental” parts. Underlining its opposition to extremism, the ministry recalled that it had opposed a go to to Poland by Richard Spencer, the main American white nationalist.
Spencer was initially to have attended a convention in Warsaw a day earlier than the march, however he was taken off the schedule after the ministry stated it didn’t need him within the nation.
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